We run with a purpose,
beyond the fun,
our goal is to save lives.


A Race to Raise Awareness

There are more than 1.5 million survivors of colorectal cancer in the United States.

Statistics tell us that 68% of deaths from colorectal cancer could be avoided if all eligible people got screened. According to research by the American Cancer Society, since the middle of the 1980s, fewer people have been diagnosed with colorectal cancer as a result of greater screening
among older adults.

While rates of colorectal cancer in older adults have been decreasing over the last several decades, they are increasing in younger adults. 1 in 10 colorectal cancers are diagnosed in patients under 50 years of age. Studies suggest that awareness in both young patients and their doctors about the signs and symptoms of colon and rectal cancer is key.

Why do we run?

to raise community awareness
to fund research
to find a cure
to honor those we have lost

Remembering for awareness

In our Hearts

Colorectal cancer has impacted our community in many ways. There are many stories of strength, resilience, and hope in the face of this challenge. Who has inspired you to run? Your experiences can make a difference by raising awareness and supporting others on their journey.

Local Healthcare Providers

Wilmington Gastroenterology Associates specializes in colon cancer screening and diagnosis and treatment of digestive disease, providing unparalleled service and quality in gastrointestinal (GI) care in a convenient, comfortable setting. We welcome patients from Wilmington and all of New Hanover County as well as Brunswick, Columbus, Onslow, Pender and other surrounding communities.

The Wilmington Health team consists of primary care providers and a wide range of specialists, all of whom strive to provide patients with TRUE Care. Click the link below to learn more about our world-class providers, our array of patient services and specialties, and our locations throughout the Cape Fear region.

Facts & Statistics

About Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death among men and women combined in the United States.

25-30% of CRC patients have a family history of the disease.

1 in 3 people are not up-to-date with colorectal cancer screening. But affordable, take-home options exist.

One in 23 men and one in 25 women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer.

African Americans are more likely to be diagnosed and die from colorectal cancer than most
other groups.

Patients under 50 years of age are 58% more likely than older patients to be diagnosed with late stage disease (stage III or IV).

Visit these sites to find out more about Colorectal Cancer